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Deciding where to do an MBA involves a large number of variables, like any other life-changing decision. If you are on the fence, trying to weigh the financial investment required and the opportunity cost versus the benefits of each program, consider these six reasons to join Hitotsubashi ICS, Japan’s #1 MBA program (2019 QS Rankings).
This month, for the second consecutive year, Hitotsubashi ICS welcomed Professor Raúl Montalvo from EGADE Business School for a short faculty exchange during Term 3 of the full-time MBA program. Professor Montalvo will teach Global Business, in which students learn strategic decision making by analyzing the implications and interdependence among the business context, business model, and business expansion and operation strategies. We sat down with Professor Montalvo to talk about the future of the MBA.
Starting the Master of Advanced Management (MAM) program at Yale School of Management after my MBA was among the most adventurous decisions I have made, not only because it was a costly choice, but also because it pushed me out of my comfort zone, knowing that Hitotsubashi ICS and Yale SOM are very different environments. As a graduate of Hitotsubashi ICS, class of 2017, and MAM, class of 2019, my memory is still fresh enough to share the highlights of both programs and the differences between them.
Hitotsubashi ICS, a founding member and the only member school in Japan of the Global Network for Advanced Management, launched Knowledge Week 2019 with a virtual speaker series on the “Business Action towards the SDGs” (the UN Sustainable Development Goals). The aim was to introduce students to "many cases from many places": speakers from across the Network, from four continents shared cases of intentional initiatives from business actors to advance the SDGs in their countries and regions. Hitotsubashi ICS students actively participated and exchanged views with the speakers.
This year, Hitotsubashi ICS’ ever-inventive Global Network Project (GNP) class took a new tack towards applied learning: developing a business solution for a big client right in Tokyo. In mid-January, #HitotsubashiICS18 students started work for Sony’s MESH and planning the product’s global roll-out.
Last week, David Bach, Deputy Dean of Academic Programs at Yale SOM traveled to Tokyo and spent a day at Hitotsubashi ICS meeting MBA Program Director Yoshi Fujikawa, lunching with Professor James Kondo and the EMBA Class of 2018 and conducting an information session on Yale SOM’s MAM Program.
During his visit Deputy Dean Bach sat down with Professor Fujikawa for a short interview, in which he talked about the about the value of the Global Network for Advanced Management, a community of 30 top business schools around the globe that is committed not only to developing global talent, but also to implementing innovative pedagogical initiatives leveraging faculty and student bodies across borders.